South actor R Madhavan will foray into direction with Rocketry: The Nambi Effect, wherein he will play the lead role as well. Madhavan will be seen stepping into the shoes of Nambi Narayanan who was one of the top scientists in India, falsely charged of espionage and arrested in 1994.
The shooting of the film is currently underway and the makers are yet to officially announce the release date.
Interestingly, news reports suggest that Madhavan is planning to rope in Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan and Tamil star Suriya for a special cameo in the Hindi and Tamil version of the film respectively. Madhavan shares a special bond with both Shah Rukh Khan and Suriya, and it is likely that the actors will agree to appear briefly.